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The Pill – kill or cure?

The Pill – kill or cure?

"Periods have no health benefit" claimed this recent article in The Guardian. It explores how many women are taking The Pill continuously to stop their periods because they are so difficult. But are there other options? There’s certainly no shortage of evidence that...

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9 reasons to sync yoga with your menstrual cycle

9 reasons to sync yoga with your menstrual cycle

What is syncing yoga with your menstrual cycle?   Syncing yoga with your menstrual cycle means varying your yoga practice in tune with your natural cyclical changes. We are constantly changing, and our yoga practice needs to change with us. It needs to become...

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How my menstrual cycle affects my running

How my menstrual cycle affects my running

I’ve just restarted Parkrun after a 7-year absence! Now I’m very conscious of where I am in my menstrual cycle when I run so I know when not to run, when to build-up, when to push it, when to go easy and why some days it’s harder work. Back then I had no menstrual...

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Menstrual Doodles – Book Review

Menstrual Doodles – Book Review

The best things come in small packages Menstrual Doodles is a fabulous little book. Little it may be, but it is rich in practical information. Written in a light and humorous style, it brings on a wry smile and even made me laugh out loud a couple of times! It...

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10 Reasons to Switch to Cloth Pads

10 Reasons to Switch to Cloth Pads

1. They’re lovely and soft against your skin so you hardly feel like you’re wearing a pad. 2. They’re flexible so they mould to the curve of your body and move with you. 3. There’s no sticky backing so you never get your pubic hair agonisingly pulled if you get your...

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The Myth of Letting Go

The Myth of Letting Go

  Letting go of thoughts and emotions is often talked about in the worlds of yoga, meditation and spirituality. It is held up as an important ability to have and is an integral part of many practices. And yet I always struggled with the entire concept. What did...

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When to slow down and why

When to slow down and why

  Slowing down is an alien concept to most of us. The culture in which we live likes us to be speedy, efficient and productive. If we are slow and seemingly unproductive it is often seen as a sign of weakness or laziness. It’s certainly not encouraged. But those...

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Transforming Premenstrual Hell

Transforming Premenstrual Hell

It took one of my boyfriends to point out to me in my twenties that I was a nightmare to be around in the week before my period. Before that, I’d know that I suffered from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) but not realised that it impacted on other people. Uh-oh. I thought...

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How I cured my period pain with yoga

How I cured my period pain with yoga

 The reality of period pain If you suffer from period pain (dysmenorrhea) then you need no introduction to it: dull belly ache, cramping pains in the abdomen and lower backache. It can be so painful that it induces nausea or even vomiting. You're not alone, which is...

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